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Baseball

Welcome to the club

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic High School athletic teams and championship hardware go hand in hand. When it comes to district and state sports titles, BG has more than its share of banners, plaques and trophies on display at the Pleasant Valley school. Another was added Wednesday morning. And, ...

Bedford going back to states

PUNXSUTAWNEY — With confidence in his starting pitcher and some sage advice for his hitters, Bedford Bisons coach Adam Arnold got just about everything he wanted from Wednesday’s District 5/9 Class 3A Sub-Regional finals matchup with Brookville. The most important result was the 6-3 win ...

Trojans edge P-O in pitchers’ duel

For senior right-handed pitcher Dylan Gearhart and the rest of the Mount Union High School baseball team, Tuesday afternoon’s District 6 Class 3A championship win was more than just a single victory. It was the completion of a mission, and the fulfillment of a dream. “Nobody worked ...

BG re-scheduled for this morning

Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic’s District 6 Class 2A baseball championship game against top-seeded West Shamokin was postponed Tuesday. The game is scheduled to be made up this morning at PNG Field at 10 a.m., but the importance of getting the game in as quickly as possible is significant as the ...

College signing: Owen Kravetz: Chatham baseball

Name: Owen Kravetz High school: Altoona Area Hometown: Altoona Sport: Baseball Position: Outfielder College choice: Chatham Other colleges considered: Kings College, Arcadia University Why I picked Chatham: “I loved the campus, and I felt that it was a perfect fit for academics ...

Claysburg, Glendale highlight ICC softball team

LOYSBURG — Claysburg-Kimmel and Glendale, which will play for the District 6 Class 1A championship on Thursday, placed a combined nine team members on the 2019 Inter-County Conference North All-Star Team. Claysburg was represented by infielders Emily Claar and Haileigh Reed, outfielder ...

Whitehead pitches P-O into championship

SIDMAN — Giving up a solo home run right away is usually a sign that it’s not going to be a good afternoon for you. Ryan Whitehead allowed a lead-off bomb to start, but otherwise, there was no getting to the Philipsburg-Osceola pitcher. The sophomore struck out 13 batters as the No. 6 ...

Tussey Mtn. eliminated

BEDFORD — The Tussey Mountain baseball team fell to top-seeded Rockwood, 8-5, on Friday in the District 5 Class 1A semifinals at Bedford Area High School. Tussey had jumped out to a 4-0 lead but was unable to hold its advantage. Rockwood’s Jack Pletcher threw 6 1/3 scoreless innings of ...

Marauders avenge last year’s loss to Blue Devils

Bellwood-Antis prevented Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic from advancing to the District 6 Class 2A baseball championship game last season, and the Marauders returned the favor Thursday. BG got a solid pitching performance from Danny Carrieri and five RBIs from Gaige Reighard while knocking off B-A, ...

Golden Eagles’ impressive season comes to end

TYRONE — The rain stayed away from the Harry K. Sickler Sports Complex Thursday afternoon for the District 6 Class 3A semifinal between Tyrone and Mount Union, and the visiting fourth-seeded Trojans made the best of their opportunity. Tyrone starting pitcher Kevin Lehner got rocked by the ...

Bishop Carroll falls to McCort

JOHNSTOWN — According to Bishop Carroll High School baseball coach Bill Schenk, the seniors on this year’s team left an admirable legacy, and the overall squad itself scratched and clawed through every game over the entire season. Carroll won its first playoff game in eight years when the ...

Mtn. Lions upended by State College

Trailing State College by two runs in the bottom of the fifth inning during Wednesday’s District 6 Class 6A championship game, Altoona’s Adam Sinisi was called out at the plate trying to score from second on a two-out single by Jake Hunter. Mountain Lions coach Tom Smith sprinted from his ...

Walks doom Tigers

Walks are as good as a hit. Ask the Central Mountain baseball team. Walks also kill. Ask the Hollidaysburg baseball team. Central Mountain benefited from 10 walks and scored 10 runs on only five hits Wednesday night to win the District 6 Class 5A championship game, 10-3 over Hollidaysburg ...

Warriors eliminated

MEYERSDALE — The 2019 high school baseball season came to an end on Wednesday for Everett, which lost, 5-2, to Meyersdale in the District 5 2A semifinals. Meyersdale, which will play Conemaugh Township in the finals, scored three times in the bottom of the sixth to break a 2-2 tie. The ...

No deficit too big for Bedford

BEDFORD — Entering the bottom of the fifth inning of the District 5-9 Class 3A baseball semifinals, Bedford found itself trailing, 12-5, to Chestnut Ridge with its postseason life on the line. The Bisons’ coaching staff gathered the team around, reminding them of one simple message ...

Lewis leads BG to victory

If you missed the first inning of Monday afternoon’s District 6 Class 2A quarterfinal between Bishop Guilfoyle Catholic and Claysburg-Kimmel, you missed a lot. That’s because Marauder pitcher Austin Lewis, on just 90 pitches, tossed a complete-game gem to send the No. 3 seed to the ...

B-A knocks off No. 2 seed

THREE SPRINGS — Travis Luensmann helped get the Bellwood-Antis baseball team into the next round of the District 6 2A playoffs Monday afternoon. Luensmann gave up a first-inning run, then pitched six innings of shutout ball, scattering five hits in the process of a 4-1 victory over Southern ...

Forest Hills knocks out Central in first round

SIDMAN — Adam Cecere is one of the best athletes to ever come out of sports tradition-rich Forest Hills High School. Now a senior, Cecere has secured a Division I baseball scholarship to Wake Forest University after also standing out as a football quarterback and a basketball power forward ...

Playoffs no bother for Tyrone’s Shultz

TYRONE — Rodney Shultz made his first career playoff start on Monday, and he said it was something that he not only had been focusing on since he got to school Monday morning, but since the first game of the season. That focus was evident in his performance, a one-hit shutout, and with the ...